Wednesday, April 27, 2011


Cinemascope was created by Mimmo Rotella in 1962 using torn posters on canvas. The artist took wall posters, mostly those that were pasted one over the other, by vandals as well as by weather, until the work pealed and shredded therefore different parts and bits of all the layers from each poster showed through. To finish the piece of work, the artist had to mount the piece on a canvas, but also distressed the sheets so that they finally produced ab Abstract Expressionist painting. Rotella mostly used movie promos, soap opera ads, and political statements.

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